Cartoon Network Related Announcements At Annecy Animation Festival 2019 Press Conference

Cartoon Network Related Announcements At Annecy Animation Festival 2019 Press Conference

Cartoon Network Related Announcements At Annecy Animation Festival 2019 Press Conference

Today (15th April), CITIA (the organisers of the annual Annecy Animation Festival, held in Annecy, France) held a press conference for Annecy Animation Festival 2019, which will be held between Monday 10th and Saturday 15th June. According to the press conference and various posts on social media, there will be some Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation related events at this year’s festival. The Annecy Animation Festival also has an animation market side-event called MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market), which will be open between Tuesday 11th and Friday 14th June. The full programme for the festival will be announced next month.

Looney Tunes Cartoons

The animation festival’s opening ceremony will include the world premiere of Looney Tunes Cartoons, the most ambitious Looney Tunes related animation project since the classic shorts between 1930 and 1969. In addition to the opening ceremony screening, there will be a full Screening Event session on Wednesday 12th June at 4pm with Peter Browngardt (Looney Tunes Cartoons Executive Producer), Alex Kirwan (Looney Tunes Cartoons Production Director), Audrey Diehl (Vice President, Series, Warner Bros. Animation) and Sam Register (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series), the session will be held in the Bonlieu Grande salle at the festival and will include an hour and a half of exclusive content.

TV Films in Competition

An episode each of Cartoon Network’s Apple and Onion (Episode: Fafafel’s Fun Day) and The Powerpuff Girls (Episode: The Spoon) have been selected by the festival to take part in the “TV Films in Competition” category, Adult Swim’s The Shivering Truth (Episode: Chaos Beknownst) and Tigtone (Episode: Tigtone and Those Elemental Kings) have also been selected in the same category.

Apple and Onion: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20191483
The Powerpuff Girls: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20190534
The Shivering Truth: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20193131
Tigtone: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20193053

https://www.annecy.org/programme:tvc

Scoob! Movie Work In Progress

Warner Bros. Animation will be at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival in a Work In Progress session regarding the development of the upcoming Scooby-Doo! theatrical movie – Scoob!, which will be released in the United States on 15th May 2020. In the new movie, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Fred, Daphne, and Velma team up with many other characters from Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his evil plans.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/scooby-doo-movie-star-will-forte-gina-rodriguez-tracy-morgan-1177354

https://www.annecy.org/

https://www.citia.org/

Cartoon Network Africa’s Future Plans For More Local Content And Viewing Ratings Performance

Cartoon Network Africa's Future Plans For More Local Content And Viewing Ratings Performance

Cartoon Network Africa’s Future Plans For More Local Content And Viewing Ratings Performance

South African media news website – The Media Online has interviewed the channel manager of Turner Africa (and France) – Julien Borde, in the interview, Julien talked about the new pop-up channel in Africa – Superhero HQ, new local content and viewing ratings.

Interview Summary With Julien Borde:

The full interview can be viewed on the following link: https://themediaonline.co.za/2019/03/from-superheroes-and-american-blockbusters-to-local-partnerships/

Superhero HQ

Regarding the temporary pop-up channel – Superhero HQ (Super-powered by Cartoon Network), Julien said a channel was needed to target both adults and kids, as 51% of CN’s audience are in fact adults and includes adults who watch animation with their children, as TV shows and movies about superheroes are popular at the moment, it was an ideal theme for the pop-up channel. Superhero HQ was set up to air during the school holidays, which is when children’s television broadcasters have a captive audience and Cartoon Network wanted to make use of its animation library, which includes CN’s original programming, content from Warner Bros. Animation and some acquisitions. In order to localise the channel for an African audience, Turner hired South African comedian Mojak Lehoko who created some superhero related comedy sketches for the channel.

Local Content and Localisation

Julien Borde also said that there will be more local content appearing on Cartoon Network Africa very soon, including a second season of the dance show – Pop Up Party and magic show – WOOALA! Pop Up Party season two will feature 15 super-talented kids from different backgrounds in Cape Town going head to head to express themselves through movement and dance. In WOOALA!, Wian, a 23-year-old South African magician, will use everyday objects to perform illusions and magic tricks that will amaze children and their parents.

Cartoon Network Africa also developed its new Creative Lab initiative, which is an opportunity for potential African animated show creators. The winning shorts are currently being produced and will be shown at DISCOP Johannesburg 2019 in November. After some market research, it was revealed that the African market is very interested in anime as a comic form, Cartoon Network Africa has acknowledged the findings and will premiere a new anime series on Cartoon Network Africa on Saturday 27th April – Bakugan: Battle Planet.

Viewing Ratings, VOD, Content Distribution

Turner’s content is distributed to 56 different countries in Africa, because of local differences, Turner has to make sure its content is suitable for each market it broadcasts to. Turner Africa had a successful end to 2018 with the children’s channel multiplex (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami) and TNT reaching new viewing rating highs.

Cartoon Network remains to be the favourite children’s channel in South Africa, dominating the top 15 best performing shows. Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, Apple and Onion and Craig of the Creek are particularly popular in Africa. Boomerang is also growing, its now the second favourite childrens channel in Africa, for kids aged between 4 and 14 years old, it’s also the second most popular channel in French speaking Africa (Boomerang France is received in Francophone Africa). Recently, TNT was the second movie channel within the total African movie channel movie market (source: AGB Nielsen).

In Africa, conventional linear pay-TV is still a popular option for entertainment, however Turner has worked with DStv to provide programming on its Catch Up VOD (Video On-Demand) service and is distributing Boing Africa and Toonami Africa on Cell-C’s live-streaming service – Black. Turner also formed a partnership with South Africa-based streaming service Showmax, the deal included Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim programming.

https://themediaonline.co.za/2019/03/from-superheroes-and-american-blockbusters-to-local-partnerships/

Cartoon Network Games To Launch Cartoon Network Arcade Mobile App On 11th March

Cartoon Network Games To Launch Cartoon Network Arcade Mobile App On 11th March

Cartoon Network Games To Launch Cartoon Network Arcade Mobile App On 11th March

On Monday 11th March, Cartoon Network Games will be launching a brand new gaming experience for Cartoon Network fans in the United States, a new mobile app called “Cartoon Network Arcade”. As the name of the app suggests, the app will offer arcade style quick-play games and will feature the largest library of games based on Cartoon Network’s extensive universe of animated shows ever produced. The app will be available to download for iOS and Android devices on the iTunes App Store and Google Play respectfully.

Fans playing on the app can collect over 60 digital characters, plus even more coming soon. Lego has already signed up as an app launch sponsor, on the app, Lego will be promoting their Lego Ninjago and Lego City product ranges, Lego will also award fans with an exclusive figure to help start building their collection.

In addition to general gameplay, the Cartoon Network Arcade app also enhances the viewing experience when watching Cartoon Network’s shows, just by watching, fans will be able to grow a collection of digital figures including characters from Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go! and also the upcoming animated series – Victor and Valentino. The app utilises ACR (automatic content recognition) technology so it recognises the show and episode currently being played.

In the future, Cartoon Network Arcade will provide opportunities for fans to take part in special activities based around different shows, unique figure collection on-air events and even vote for which games or figures they want to see next. The app is considered to be the best place to discover all things Cartoon Network and for the channel to connect with its fans. After launch, new games and figures will be added regularly to the app. From launch, fans will be able to enjoy arcade games based on The Amazing World of Gumball, Apple and Onion, Adventure Time, Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, The Powerpuff Girls, Summer Camp Island, Teen Titans Go! and Unikitty!

From The Official Cartoon Network Games Press Release: Cartoon Network Presses Play on All-New Gaming App: Largest Library of Mobile Games Available in Cartoon Network Arcade: The LEGO Group Gets in the Game as Launch Sponsor

Cartoon Network hits go on the ultimate gaming destination designed for quick gameplay appropriate for fans of all ages. Cartoon Network Arcade will feature the largest library of games ever based on CN’s universe of award-winning animated series in one app. Beginning Monday, March 11, Cartoon Network Arcade will be free to download in the United States via the App Store and Google Play.



Fans can play all-new games, collect over 60 digital characters and more with the app. The LEGO Group has signed on as the launch sponsor via their LEGO® NINJAGO® and LEGO City brands. As part of the program, the LEGO Group will award fans with an exclusive figure to jumpstart collection building and deepen engagement.

Cartoon Network Arcade extends gameplay into an active viewing experience for fans. While watching favorite Cartoon Network shows, fans can also collect a growing assortment of digital figures. Using ACR technology, the app recognizes the episode and lets players discover one of a number of characters from beloved series including Adventure Time and Teen Titans Go! to the upcoming Victor and Valentino to add to collections.

Additionally, Cartoon Network Arcade will provide opportunities for fans to participate in special immersive activities based around different shows, quest for unique figure collections tied to on-air events and even vote for which games or figures they want to see next. The app promises to be the best means for fans to discover and connect to all things Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Arcade will continue to grow with a steady stream of new content including new games, collectible figures and other engagement touchpoints. The games offered will include such titles as:

The Amazing World of Gumball – Gumball’s Block Party

Climb as high as you can to stay ahead of the collapsing blocks. Collect and play 5 Gumball characters.

Apple and Onion – Bottle Catch

Toss bottles back and forth between Apple and Onion to build up speed, then launch them into the air to collect coins.

Adventure Time- Rainicorn’s Flying Colors

Match rows of cards to clear the board. Unlock 32 unique Adventure Time characters.

Ben 10 – Brains vs Bugs

Run, jump and climb as Grey Matter races after the Bugg Brothers.

Ben 10 – Xingo Mayhem

Xingo is on the loose! Play as Humungousaur, Rath or Slapback to juggle the cartoon villain’s barrage of falling objects.

Craig of the Creek – Bounceback

Help Craig overcome the challenge of the Sewer Kids in this bouncy block breaker.

Craig of the Creek – Camp Cardboard

Tap to accumulate resources and help Craig build the best cardboard fort ever.

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes – Go Go KO!

Run and dodge with K.O. through an endless stream of Jethros, then turn into T.K.O. to bust up some robots.

The Powerpuff Girls – Rainbow Wreckers

Help the Powerpuff Girls blast through Allegro’s rainbows in this quick reflex color-matching game.

Steven Universe – Shattered Dreams

Jump and slide your way through Steven’s worst nightmares in this fast-paced endless runner.

Summer Camp Island – Contagious Cuteness

Start a magical chain reaction. How long can you keep the cuteness going?

Teen Titans Go! – Smashy Piñata

It’s Beast Boy’s birthday! Keep hitting the pinata in the air to see how much candy you can get.

Teen Titans Go! – Teen Titans GOAL!

Tap to kick the ball, score goals, and defeat the soccer trolls. Rack up coins to unlock all 5 Titans!

Unikitty! – Royal Highness

Time your jumps just right to stack jellybeans all the way into space. Collect and play all of Unikitty’s friends.

We Bare Bears – Stack Tracks

Keep the bear stack on the right track by rotating tiles in the path and using power-ups from their friends.

https://www.turner.com/node/25802/tnt/librarians/united-states